adjective, hip·per, hip·pest.
- familiar with or informed about the latest ideas, styles, developments, etc.: My parents aren’t exactly hip, you know.
- considered aware of or attuned to what is expected, especially with a casual or knowing air; cool: The guy was not at all hip—a total nerd.
- in agreement or willing to cooperate; going along: We explained our whole plan, and she was hip.
- Also hip·ness. the condition or state of being hip.
- a or .
verb (used with object), hipped, hip·ping.
- to make or keep aware or informed.
n acronym for
- (in England and Wales) home information pack: a set of documents that a seller must possess before his or her property can be put on the market
- (often plural) either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh, overlying the lateral part of the pelvis and its articulation with the thighbones
- another name for
- short for
- the angle formed where two sloping sides of a roof meet or where a sloping side meets a sloping end
- the berry-like brightly coloured fruit of a rose plant: a swollen receptacle, rich in vitamin C, containing several small hairy achenesAlso called: rosehip
- an exclamation used to introduce cheers (in the phrase hip, hip, hurrah)
adjective hipper, hippest, hepper or heppest slang
- aware of or following the latest trends in music, ideas, fashion, etc
- (often postpositive foll by to) informed (about)
“part of the body where pelvis and thigh join,” Old English hype “hip,” from Proto-Germanic *hupiz (cf. Dutch heup, German Hüfte, Gothic hups “hip”), from PIE *qeub- “to bend.” Hip of a roof is from late 17c.
“seed pod” (especially of wild rose), Old English heope, hiope “seed vessel of the wild rose,” from Proto-Germanic *hiup- (cf. dialectal Norwegian hjupa, Old Saxon hiopo, Dutch joop, Old High German hiafo, dialectal German Hiefe, Old English hiopa “briar, bramble”).
“informed,” 1904, apparently originally in black slang, probably a variant of(1), with which it is identical in sense, though it is recorded four years earlier.
exclamation used to introduce a united cheer (cf. hip-hip-hurrah), 1827, earlier hep, cf. German hepp, to animals a cry to attack game, to mobs a cry to attack Jews (see (2)); perhaps a natural sound (cf. Latin eho, heus).
- The lateral prominence of the pelvis from the waist to the thigh.
- The hip joint.
see shoot from the hip.